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COMICS!!! |OT| June 2017 - AquaBDSM : Sunstone but with dolphins.



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Aquaman #25 By Sejic, Abnett (June 7th) -  former terrorists have replaced the Atlantean police. Crime lords control huge swaths of the kingdom. And a deadly undersea arsenal is trained on the surface-dwellers. All is as King Rath commands—and yet whispers persist of a rebel in the slums of Atlantis: A hero with the potential to change the world. A whole new era of AQUAMAN begins as master storyteller Stjepan Sejic (Sunstone, Death Vigil) joins series
Dark Days: The Forge #1 By Snyder, Tynion IV, Lee, Kubert, Romita Jr (June 14th) - DARKNESS COMES TO THE DC UNIVERSE WITH THE MYSTERY OF THE FORGE! Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC’s pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It’s an epic that will span generations—but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC’s most legendary heroes?
Detective Comics #959 By Tynion IV, Martinez, Fernandez (June 28th) - While his team comes to grips with Azrael’s past, Batman is on the trail of the shocking secret he learned at the end of last month's epic BATMAN/FLASH crossover, “The Button”—and it's brought him directly to the Mistress of Magic, Zatanna!

Flintstones #12 By Russell, Pugh (June 7th) - You are now leaving Bedrock! The Great Gazoo is on his way home to the stars, while Fred and company leave the Church of Gerald, and Mr. Slate leaves behind being a jerk— at least for a little while. Say good-bye to Pebbles, Bowling Ball, Philip the turtle, Fred and Barney, and the whole cast in this final issue of what critics are calling the best comic of 2016!
Suicide Squad #19 By Williams, S Daniel, Florea (June 14th) - The saga of the Black Vault comes to an appropriately insane finale when General Zod breaks free of Amanda Waller’s control, lays waste to the Suicide Squad and prepares to welcome an army of Kryptonian conquerors from the twisted realm within the Black Vault. But help arrives from the least likely allies: the Eradicator and Cyborg-Superman!
Teen Titans #9 By Percy, Pham (June 28th) - Still dealing with the consequences of “The Lazarus Contract,” Kid Flash’s status with the team is challenged by Damian…and the Teen Titans will never be the same. Meanwhile, Aqualad learns more about his powers and the truth about his lineage is revealed!

Titans #12 By Abnett, Rocafort (June 14th) - After the stunning events of “The Lazarus Contract” rocked the Titans to their core and called into question the team’s leadership, Omen discovers the shocking truth about their future—that one of their very own is destined to betray them…and it could be anyone!
Trinity #10 By Francis Manapul (June 21st) - The Justice League Watchtower is infested. The world’s greatest heroes have been infected. And as their HQ hurls to Earth, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are faced with the difficult decision of destroying the Watchtower and their teammates to save the Earth.
Wonder Woman: Steve Trevor #1 By Seely, Duce (June 7th) - When Wonder Woman saved Steve Trevor from dying on the shores of Themyscira, his life—and hers—changed forever! In this special issue, learn more about the tumultuous partnership these two have had over the years…and get a hint at where it’s going in the future! Have these two finally admitted they’re meant for each other? Or do the Fates have other ideas?




Batman Elmer Fudd Special By King, Weeks (June 28th) - After a chance meeting with billionaire Bruce Wayne, Elmer Fudd’s obsession quickly escalates into stalking Batman through the dark alleys and high-class social settings of Gotham City. Welcome to Bat Season!
Jonah Hex Yosemite Sam Special By Palmiotti, Texeira (June 28th) - When miner Yosemite Sam strikes it rich, word gets out as everyone comes gunning for his wealth! To protect himself and his new riches, he hires bounty hunter Jonah Hex-—but the man protecting him may be his worst nightmare
Legion of Superheroes Bugs Bunny Special By Humphries, Grummett (June 14th) - The Legion of Super-Heroes always thought they had taken their inspiration from the 21st Century's Superboy. But when they try to bring that hero into their future time, the team discovers to their surprise the caped champion isn't who—or even what—they expected!

Lobo Road Runner Special By Morrison, Jones (June 21st) - Wile E. Coyote travels to the far reaches of space to hire Lobo to hunt down and kill his greatest nemesis of all time, the Road Runner. And when the Coyote and Lobo are after him, the Road Runner knows if they catch him—he’s through.
Martian Manhunter Marvin Martian Special By Orlando, Barbere (June 14th) - Martian Manhunter tries to halt Marvin the Martian’s determination for world domination. J’onn is conflicted with his own Martian identity as he attempts to stop the hapless, determined Marvin from blowing Earth to bits in order to gain a clear view of Venus.
Wonder Woman Tazmanian Devil Special By Bedard, Kitson (June 21st) - Not since the twelve labors of Hercules has a Greek warrior faced as great a danger and as destructive a peril as the Tasmanian Devil! 



Bug! Adventures of Forager #2 By Lee and Mike Allred (June 7th) - Bug’s tumble through dimensions ends up taking him back in time, to the start of General Electric’s mad scheme. In the remote Himalayas, the mad scientist leads his robot army in search of a precious magical metal. Sandman, Sandy, Blue Beetle and the Losers are already out in the snow looking to stop him, but only Bug knows that the fate of the multiverse hangs in the balance. 
Cave Carson #9 By Rivera, Oeming (June 21st) - Team Carson continues in hot pursuit of Cave’s cybernetic eye, which has its sights set on the emotionally draining and life-sucking Whisperer and its cult. But just where are they going? Or better yet, when?
Mother Panic #8 By Houser, Leon (June 28th) - No one ever said detective work was Violet’s strong suit, but she's never been one to let details get in her way. Mother Panic’s got a hunch about the new murderer in Gotham, but are impulsiveness and a thirst for vengeance really the right tools to stop a killer?





Defenders #1 By Bendis, Marquez (June 14th) - Daredevil! Luke Cage! Jessica Jones! Iron Fist! Individually, these four heroes have been on the front lines of the battle to keep the streets of the city safe and secure! But now, with a deadly enemy from the dim past making a major move to unite the underworld, they will need to become more — they will need to become DEFENDERS!
Edge of Venomverse #1 By Rosenberg, Boschi (June 28th) - THIS ISSUE, the young mutant clone designated X-23 collides with a cryogenic tube containing a strange alien symbiote during her frenzied escape from The Facility, . Bonding with the alien enhances her already considerable abilities, and aids in her escape, but it begins to alter her mind! On the run from the very people that made her, can X-23 hold it together or is she doomed to give in to Venom!
Iceman #1 By Grace, Vitti (June 7th) - Bobby Drake has been in the super hero game longer than most. But while reflecting on what he’s accomplished over the years, he realizes that the legacy he’s built is a few good one-liners and a string of failed relationships. Not only that, but now a younger version of himself has emerged from the timestream and he’s more put together than Bobby ever was: already a world-class hero in his own right, but also totally comfortable in his own skin, complete with a relationship with a handsome Inhuman to boot.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #20 By Montclare, Bustos (June 28th) - Lunella and Devil make landfall in a new cosmos, and their host is much bigger than they imagined!
Ms. Marvel #19 By Wilson, Failla (June 14th) - An enemy from Ms. Marvel’s past resurfaces and begins targeting those closest to Kamala. As the world around her is spinning out of control, it becomes clear that this time there’s something more sinister at work… Kamala’s no stranger to fighting for what’s right, but in facing down this challenge, everything she is will be called into question. Not just as a super hero, but as a human being.
Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 By Zdarsky, Kubert (June 21st) - The webslinging, wallcrawling wonder returns to New York City in the all-new PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN. A companion series to the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man series, Peter Parker is going back-to-basics for big heroics in the Big Apple. Featuring adversaries old and new, be there as Spider-Man returns to his friendly neighborhood for his never ending battle against crime and the dreaed “Parker Luck”.

Renew Your Vows #8 By Conway, Stegman (June 14th) - Mary Jane Watson-Parker has been saving the day as Spinneret, but at the cost of some of her husband’s powers. So she’s going to try something new… That’s right, MARY JANE VENOM. It’s on!
Spider-Man #17 By Bendis, Bazaldua (June 7th) - Spider-Man and his amazing friends!
Weapons of Mutant Destruction Alpha #1 By Pak, Asrar (June 21st) - Their goal is a simple one…ERADICATE ALL MUTANTS! And they’re starting their hunt with the most dangerous group of mutants on planet Earth — Old Man Logan, Sabretooth, Domino, Lady Deathstrike, Warpath and…the Hulk?! But with an army of genetic cyborgs at their disposal, this may just be the beginning…



Darth Maul #5 By Bunn, Ross (June 21st) -  Darth Maul has kidnapped Jedi Padawan Eldra Katiss… and he’s out for blood. But she’s not going down without a fight.
Darth Vader #1 By Soule, Camuncoli (June 7th) - When Anakin Skywalker fell, both to the pull of the dark side and to the blade of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he rose back up, more machine than man. Having lost everything that was once dear to him, the former chosen one must take his first steps into a darker world…as Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith!
Droids Unplugged #1 By Eliopoulos (June 28th) - What adventures did the probe droids in The Phantom Menace get into when Darth Maul wasn’t looking? Luke’s got a mission for R2-D2! But can the astromech complete it in time? And all BB-8 wants is to help…two Resistance soldiers fall in love!





Bitch Planet Triple Feature #1 By Eaton, Aydin, Lyons (June 14th) - Ripped directly from the world of BITCH PLANET, a crack team of creators spin three teeth-clenching tales of rage, revolution, and ridicule. PLUS: Essays, letter column, and more! 100% Grade A satire. Accept no substitutes.
Black Magick #6 By Rucka, Scott (June 28th) - What the hell is the deal with Rowan Black, anyway? For that matter, just how many “real” witches are there? What is the bond that ties Rowan and Alex together? Is the series really coming back, or is this just the creative team messing with your heads?
Crosswind #1 By Simone, Staggs (June 21st) - A slick and ruthless Chicago hitman. A smart but downtrodden Seattle housewife. When an inexplicable event strikes these two random strangers, their bodies, souls, and lives are switched to potentially deadly effect.

Deadly Class #30 By Remender, Craig (June 21st) - A gnarly party gets ruined.
Extremity #4 By Johnson, Spicer (June 7th) - As Thea’s gureilla warfare against the Paznina intensifies, her father comes face-to-face with the man who killed his wife.
Low #19 By Remender, Tocchini, McCaig (June 14th) - Death comes to the drowning city as Tajo and her crew fight to inspire the citizens of Salus to not go gentle into that good night.

Saga #44 By Vaughn, Staples (June 28th) - Hazel and her family search for elusive treasure: affordable healthcare.
Shirtless Bear-Fighter #1 By Leheup, Griner, Vendrell (June 21st) - After being betrayed by the bears that raised him, the legendary Shirtless Bear-Fighter wanders the forest he’s sworn to protect, fistfighting bears, eating flapjacks, and being the angriest man the world has ever known!
Southern Cross #13 By Cloonan, Belanger (June 21st) - The SOUTHERN CROSS rises from the methane sea of Titan for its third terrifying season! Retired detective Hazel Conroy and her unlikely crew of misfits, mutants, and liars board the cursed spaceship for what might be their final adventure. 




Aliens: Dead Orbit #3 By Stokoe (June 28th) - Wascylewski survived the sudden breach in his ship’s hull, but is in no better a situation: he comes to, cocooned tightly to the wall under the surveillance of the twin xenomorphs. With only two hours left on his countdown timer and nowhere to go, he will have to pull out his final tricks in order to stay alive.
Baltimore: The Red Kingdom #5 By Mignola, Golden, Bergting (June 7th) - Lives are lost as Baltimore leads the final push against the Red King’s armies.
Black Hammer #10 By Lemire, Ormston (June 21st) - The heroes of Spiral City have hung up their costumes and adapted to life in the sleepy town that they now call home—though some call it a prison. Instead of facing unearthly monsters and galactic threats, they deal with vengeful exes, misunderstandings, and hungry farm animals. As Abraham Slam wonders if he’s hit his expiration date, a new threat emerges in Rockwood that will keep him on his toes.

Briggs Land Lone Wolves #1 By Wood, Chater (June 14th) - Isaac Briggs, fresh off a tour in Afghanistan and struggling to reintegrate, finds solace hiking the old forest trails.  When two random backpackers wander onto the Land, an innocent situation quickly turns dangerous and Isaac’s military training takes a turn down a dark path.
Predator: Hunters #2 By Warner, Velasco (June 7th) - Two privately owned islands in the South Pacific. One an idyllic paradise overseen by a benevolent doctor, the other a jungle hell where monsters rule. The Predator hunters have come looking for big game, but it’s the traps you never expect that will kill you . . .
Visitor: How and Why He Stayed #5 By Mignola, Roberson, Grist (June 28th) - After decades of living as a man the Visitor has a chance to return to his people in space, but must deliver a message to Hellboy first.




Brave Chef Brianna #4 By Sykes, Espiritu (June 7th) - Brianna must go up against Madame Cron in the ultimate Monster City cook off in order to save her restaurant from closing!
Giant Days #27 By Allison, Sarin, Fleming (June 7th) - Political naïf Esther gets caught up in the influence of a “super-woke” colleague, and Susan grows frustrated with Ingrid’s presence in their home.
Godshaper #3 By Spurrier, Goonface (June 14th) - A gig at a kid's birthday party turns out to be a trap set up by a mob boss for our traveling musician and his god pal.

Lumberjanes 2017 Faire and Square Special By Black, Julia, Epstein (June 21st) - The Lumberjanes vs... a dragon??
Misfit City #2 By Smith, Lustgarten, Franquiz (June 14th) - After examining the treasure map, the girls break into the Captain’s house, unaware that they’re being followed!
Steven Universe #5 By Gillman, Farina (June 28th) - Mayor Dewey commissions a play about the history of Beach City, and it's up to Steven and Jamie to make sure the show goes on!




BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #3 Corned, Antonius Axia and his new unlikely ally, Achillia, must not only contend with wayward gods trying to harvest humans, but also with an emperor that wants them both dead. How will Antonius manage to weasel his way out of this situation and save more politicians’ families from being murdered? Honestly, screw them, they deserve to die for turning on the one guy that’s trying to save them. This isn’t even a good reason to turn on him. Romans suck.
FAITH #12 Framed for a crime she didn’t commit, Faith must overcome the Faithless to save the public’s opinions of her - as well as herself - from certain doom. 
RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1 A 25th anniversary celebration! Rai, now the guardian spirit of Earth, uncovers a tome that tells the story of the entire Valiant universe. In it, new revelations about Valiant heroes, new and old, are brought to light - the fates of some; for others, shocking truths. What exactly will the tome reveal, and how will this affect literally anything in 4002 AD?

RAPTURE #2Caught in the middle of a war between two huge Deadside armies, Tama and her unlikely band of heroes must team up to stop Babel from rising into the Liveside and destroying Earth in the process. But seriously, what’s Ninjak doing here? He’s so damn out of place. Go home, Ninjak. Please.
SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) From the guy who wrote that really weird movie about aliens that was nominated for Academy Awards, comes an all-new entry point into the Valiant universe. As Amanda McKee, better known as Livewire, investigates a research facility formerly operated by Toyo Harada, she learns that she must find and protect a group of misfit psiots with seriously dumb abilities from a mechanized killer known as Rex-O. The world sees them as useless; she sees them as - Secret Weapons! I am seriously interested in how they make the girl who can talk to birds useful.
X-O MANOWAR #4 After an untimely promotion, Aric realizes that his future lies in the war he sought so hard to stay away from. Can he come to terms with being separated from his wife and accept that his best chance of returning to her is by donning the Shanhara armor once more? Or does Aric have a death wish? Can anyone really stop this dude? I mean, he’s just using a damn hook gun on his missing arm, not even his armor, and he’s tearing people apart.




Babyteeth #1 By Cates, Brown (June 7th) - Sadie Ritter is sixteen years old, nine months pregnant, and scared out of her sweet nerdy mind. Having a baby that young is tough, but with the support of her loving family behind her, everything should be okay. OH YEAH, and also her baby is the antichrist and it's going to break open the barriers between the earthly and demonic planes and unleash eternal suffering to all of humankind. Other than that, though...should be fine.
Judge Dredd Blessed Earth #2 By Farinas, Freitas, McDaid (May 31st) - It has been 10 years since the events of Mega-City Zero, and Judge Dredd continues his mission to restore order to a lawless land. Behold the mystery and granduer of The Blessed Earth!
Lady Killer 2 #5 By Joelle Jones (June 21st) - Josie prepares to defend her family and home with the help of a new ally.

Optimus Prime #8 By Barber, Coller (June 14th) - Jazz confronts his past-and the Autobot's future-in front of millions of television viewers. But will he make the people of Earth understand Optimus Prime's mission... or turn against it?
Rom #12 By Ryall, Cage, Messina (July 19th) - Rom and the other two Knights face off against a dire new threat; and Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema illustrate a dark tale of the Solstar Order!
Transformers Lost Light #7 By Roberts, Lawrence (June 28th) - The war with the Functionalists is over-and Rodimus is left wondering whether he won or lost. It's the beginning of a new chapter for the displaced crew of the Lost Light, as decisions are made that will change their lives forever.


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Dark Days starting out this month? I did not know that.

I think I will buy Dark Days actually. Kinda want to enjoy the ride for this one and see whatever madness that spawns the dark matter books.

Read Animal Man's version of Rotworld for the first time this evening, had previously only read the Snyder version of it. It was...worse. Somehow. I really like the first year of both books but Rotworld really is a shower of shit on both ends. Good fallout on Animal Man's side though. Very sad, the annual #2 is just </3
I think I will buy Dark Days actually. Kinda want to enjoy the ride for this one and see whatever madness that spawns the dark matter books.

Read Animal Man's version of Rotworld for the first time this evening, had previously only read the Snyder version of it. It was...worse. Somehow. I really like the first year of both books but Rotworld really is a shower of shit on both ends. Good fallout on Animal Man's side though. Very sad, the annual #2 is just </3

Dark Days sounds like it will get weird from what DC has said about the event. I might check out all of the Dark Matter Books when they come out too.
It looks nicer this way. The other way was just a mess of books. I didn't even make it.

Don't worry, the Looney Tunes books still look like a mess. I'm usually very wrong in my predictions, so this will likely be King's best Batman book.

Solicits kill me: "…and the Teen Titans will never be the same." I imagine they're written tongue-in-cheek.
Messi is just supporting a time-honored GAF tradition. It's no surprise that with hooligans taking over Atlantis, we'd get a reference to the Terrorist's Law.



See, it's funny, because with Saga this could be reaction or description or both.
Jesus Christ, that Secret Empire twist. Thank god for DC Rebirth.

It really is pretty bad.

You guys remember way back in 2016 when Marvel was dominating the comic industry, Image was our creative darling, and DC was laughable dreck?

Those were simpler times. Trump wasn't president, for starters.

This is what I keep saying!

The decline was probably in the Avengers Now! period, but Marvel Now 2.0 was the nail in the coffin.


semen stains the mountaintops
When did Imagine stop being the creative darling? Did I miss something? Seems like they're still just as good as they were a year ago.
When did Imagine stop being the creative darling? Did I miss something? Seems like they're still just as good as they were a year ago.
I think some are addicted to shiny new #1 issues and there's been less wow debuts. But they still have plenty of books still producing good quality


When did Imagine stop being the creative darling? Did I miss something? Seems like they're still just as good as they were a year ago.
Last year or so. They aren't really churning out hits at the clip people were expecting back then.


The Flintstones is ending! And next week!

A big hole in my preorders.

So the new Spider-Man book doesn't sound like a good spot to jump in, or is it?


June already sheesh. Think not much plans this month comic wise (just coming out from the Wonder Woman sale through), but looking forward to seeing Wonder Woman.


Flintstones was so damn good, it's a shame it's done and over with. The last issue isn't even in the second trade either! Did it suddenly get cancelled or what.


....................does the gag ball go in the blow hole?


When did Imagine stop being the creative darling? Did I miss something? Seems like they're still just as good as they were a year ago.

For me they had started to slide a year ago. Most of the stuff I enjoy is stuff from 2-4 years ago. A golden period for Image imo. Since then they seem to be chasing all kinds of books with little to no return. For me at the very least little is sticking. They didn't have an image expo this year but instead had a presser and announced books none of which sound interesting to me at all. Its very telling that they cancelled the expo given the sound of these books.

The last book for me that hit that I still enjoy is I Hate Fairyland.

That period for image 3-4 years ago. wow.

Flintstones was so damn good, it's a shame it's done and over with. The last issue isn't even in the second trade either! Did it suddenly get cancelled or what.


....................does the gag ball go in the blow hole?

Last issue is this month, as seen in the OP. Its ending at 12, apparently that was planned. Only one trade is out 6-12 is in vol 2. Out in october.

I am not answering that.


semen stains the mountaintops
Yeah, I guess all the Image stuff I love is older comics that are still running, rather than new ones.
When did Imagine stop being the creative darling? Did I miss something? Seems like they're still just as good as they were a year ago.

I love Image, but DC has sucked up money I used to toss their way. I'm pulling a few Image titles now, whereas I read 10-15 of their books each month last year.

Marvel never factors into my comic "budget" became LOLMU.


I think only Extremity is the one that set the thread on fire

I think the only new recent one i like is Fix and Seven to eternity(which i don't love)

Old Guard just started and i think it's getting better and maybe Kill or be killed but i think that had a lot of breaks

Otherwise it's same old same old

edit: oh and God Country
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